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now" with this fox news alert. just when you thought obamacare was the law of the land the supreme court has opened the door for a legal challenge. the liberty university, the religious institution founded by the late reverend dr. jerry fallwell has filed suit against obamacare and the supreme court says that suit has enough merit to be reheard by the fourth circuit court of appeals. essentially the liberty university folks are saying under religious freedom they should not have to live up to all the requirements under obamacare. the supreme court says that argument has merit. they kicked it down to the 4th circuit. depending what they decide, the supreme court could decide the same thing all over again based on rights of religious freedom. we'll continue to keep an eye on this. but a surprise and perhaps a momentous decision this morning from the u.s. supreme court. jenna: we'll con continue to watch that story a fox news alert. we're awaiting the outcome of a very pivotal meeting that could potentially ease the crisis in egypt or push that country into further chaos. that is one
mohammed morsi announced far-reaching powers placing himself above any government law. that has sparked the violent clashes that he see here on the streets and dozens of protests but the country's justice minister now saying there is some sort of resolution on all of this imminent. steve harrigan joins us now streaming live from cairo with the latest. steve, do you think that we could see some kind of compromise today on this? >> reporter: martha, we are certainly hearing sound from the presidential teamsh to reace opposition in a push for a possible compromise. what we're likely to see in the next 90 minutes here is a meeting between egypt's president and some top judges here inside cairo. judges across the country have gone on strike. they say the president tried to put himself above the law. we could see some scaling back from a presidential team that has been surprised by the angry reaction to the move by president morsi, martha. martha: such a key moment for the future of egypt. what happens if they fail to reach any kind of compromise here? >> reporter: well for the past four days
care law. it once of several decisions the court will make this week including whether to take up several high-profile gay marriages. pete williams joins us. let's start off with the health care. >> they're saying they put up the wrong kind of roadblock to say that it violates religious freedom so they should have another chance to pursue it in the lower courts. it doesn't mean the supreme court is passing one way or the other on the merits. they just think liberty should have another chance so basically start all over and see where that case goes. >> of course, as we mention, zeevl sigss regarding whether to take f the high-profile gay marriage cases. >> right. i think it's a fore gone conclusion the court will agree to hear it. which defines for federal purposes marriage is only between a man and a woman. that means in the nine states that recognize same-sex marriage you're recognized under the state law but not under the federal law and the changes are saying that's understand constitutional. and it denies them about a thousand federal benefits. the oink thing is whether they'l
believe it will take up challenges to the fert defense of marriage act which is a law signed by president clinton and the part being challenged is the one that says as far as the federal government is concerned, marriage can only consist between a man and a woman. what the law means is that in the states that allow same sex marriage, the federal government doesn't recognize them. if the challengers were successful and that part were struck down, it wouldn't mean the states have to grant same sex marriage, it would sim mr. i mean in the states where marriage is legal the federal government would have to recognize the marriage tax consequences, federal benefits and so forth. the court will also consider the challenge to the whole question of whether states must grant same sex marriage. that's the big california case, the prop 108 case and less certain the court will take that case, i think. those are the two biggies that we'll watch. we may or may not find out on friday whether they will take them. we'll find out friday or the following monday. >> there is also some late breaking news in ju
those on the angry demanding right would have been so quietly o beet yebt to constitutional law. there's something out there on the right right now that is still uneasy with this defeat. searching desperately for an explanation of how the conservative caterpillar they had right there in their hands became the liberal butterfly now happily fluttering and, yes, defiantly free of them, and they don't like it one bit. i'm joined by rich hertz burg and "the huffington post" howard fine marn. rick, i wonder about this. this sense they have of almost royal ruling class identity with the white house. what do you make of it and their attitude before and after the election? they really weren't going to lose and they haven't really in some strange way because they got the house. >> yeah. well, this attitude has built up over time over the years. they didn't really think bill clinton was legitimate because ross perot they thought cost him the election. they thought that obama's original election was a freak on account of bush being such a terrible president and they were not equipped to deal with
's life. this is truly a sad situation. we're in the process of working with law enforcement. >>> next, authorities in florida confirmed that they missed evidence that someone in casey anthony's house did a computer search for the term "foolproof suffocation" on the day her daughter died. casey anthony was acquitted of murder. >>> the u.s. supreme court will consider a challenge this week to the defense of marriage act. the law was passed in 1996 and bars federal benefits to same-sex couples. >>> and the powerball jackpot for wednesday has grown to a record $425 million. and based on sales in 42 states, the total jackpot could go a lot higher. >>> now here's your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." who's afraid of going off the fiscal cliff? well, not anti-tax crusader grover norquist who tells "the wall street journal" he thinks republicans will hold the line on taxes. and if there's no deal, norquist isn't worried, telling "the journal," the woerld won't come to an end if this isn't resolved before january. meanwhile, in "the new york times," warren buffett tak
. the law firms and other information technology buildings, all of their equipment [-fls] flooded out. it will take them couple of months to get back up. some of the buildings may not be anywhere ready to reopen until next year. the pass service is welcome relief for the commuters. and so we are trying and getting there. we are getting there. and that's the lawlatest in lower manhattan. back to you. >> steve: in the error beginning the day after the storm, we'll have it up in a week or days and it took a months. >> brian: unbelievable how bad it looked on october 30th. it is important to bring up today, i will try for the first time to go from manhattan to brooklyn to go to the nets-knicks game. >> gretchen: you going over the brooklyn bridge. >> brian: no, i will go to the n subway. i don't know if i will be a strap hanger. i am going to the game. >> gretchen: you will be on your high game tomorrow. >> brian: probably not. >> gretchen: you do the best with least amount of the sleep. >> steve: we'll find out on tuesday. >> brian: i have a lot of adrenalin having four days off. >> stev
. that is the law that created sequestration, which is the automatic spending cuts split between defense and non-defense spending. it's all part of what is being debated right now in the house and senate and white house. the sequester is set to take effect on january 1 along with some expiring tax provisions, part of what folks are calling the fiscal cliff. that's tonight on c-span at 8:00, looking back on what started this debate and how congress is dealing with it now. thanks for all your calls. coming up, the future of the republican party,. with matt, later we will talk with dan glickman on whether congress can reach compromise during the lame-duck session. -- we will speak about the future of the republican party with matt lesis. we will be right back. [video clip] >> you listen to mayor bloomberg, said the damage was an president and maybe the worst storm the city ever faced and the tidal surge was 14. governor chris christie said the damage in new jersey was unthinkable and we had fires and hurricane force winds, massive flooding, deepersnow. when you looked at that and but flooding to th
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit care.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>neil: and guess what is topic one at the u.n. climate control? hurricane sandy, a storm they are still cleaning up and environmentalists hope they will be clean will up there, where some countries using the storm that dislocated thousands to now redistribute wealth to the tune of billions. all in the name of climate change. our reporter says that will cost a lot more that chump change. what is going on here? >>guest: well, this is like pavlov dogs, the activists think we need more taxes and regulations to stop bad weather. this is a primitive form of science. to use hurricane sandy as a poster child for global warming as the united nations and al gore is now doing, that makes as little sense as you can possibly imagine. we are at 30 or 40 years historic lows in activity and going the longest period since the civil war since a major hurricane to hit the united states and if anything, it would prevent atlantic hurricane from making landfall and the wor
international law on the subject. let'sit this all through the spin cycle. and a couple of things here. as a liberal i am sort of troubled by how much we use drones and in particular the lack of transparency here. we really don't know exactly what's going on. but i will say this. one aspect i think that's not brought up is there is an actual moral case to be used for drones, which is this. because of the nature of the ins strument, you can actually be more targeted than other options and studies show there is actually less collateral damage from the use of drones than from other options. there was a study that showed, you know, the proportion of civilian deaths is between 4% and 20%. for drone use. comparable tactics, more like 46%. so there is a moral case to be made there also we shouldn't underestimate our men and women are out of harm's way. and there are lots of charges about liberal hypocrisy. i will say this and basically is this. liberals were very outspoken under the bush years, not so much under obama. ly say this. the drone rule book really underscores there's a lot of execu
, in other words, that they wouldn't be prosecuted under local laws like afghan laws. he doesn't feel that's going to be as big of a hurdle in afghanistan as it was in iraq. he says president hamid karzai is much stronger in his ability to say, we want u.s. troops here. he says one of the things that's going to be key is the afghans' demand for a lot of money in the later years, say, five, six, seven years out, how much money the afghans will want in return, wolf. >> because the president kept saying during the campaign, as you know, chris, that all u.s. troops would be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. there's still about 70,000 u.s. troop there is right now. and most of them are presumably going to be there for the next two years or so, costing taxpayers roughly $1 billion a year to keep the troops there. would this be seen as a violation of the president's commitment to the american people to get all troops out of afghanistan by the end of 2014? >> reporter: well, it depends how you read the president's previous statements, wolf. it also depends on how things change in afghanistan.
extraordinary powers. he said judges cannot overturn any decision he makes or law he imposes. today morsi meets with egypt's highest judicial body. >>> john mccain seems to be softening his stance on susan rice. last week, the arizona senator vowed to do everything in his power to block rice's potential nomination to be secretary of state. blasting her for telling americans the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was spontaneous and triggered by an anti-islam video. but now, mccain is dialing it back. >> i give everyone the benefit of explaining their position, and the actions that they took. i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> rice claims everything she said in the aftermath of the benghazi attack was based on information provided by u.s. intelligence agencies. >>> noted civil rights activist warren guyot. he led a black voter registration drive during mississippi's freedom summer of 1964. he had a history of heart problems. he was 73. >> and check out this truck, barely hanging on to an overpass. look at that by its two back tires. here's t
reform law was historic, many people -- i actually assume that most of the five people at this table think that it's a shocking thing that america is the most powerful country on earth before the health care law was passed, had a massive number of many, many millions of uninsured people in the country when every other industrialized country has universal coverage. >> right. we do all agree with that, right? >> one of the more historic things, it's going to move millions of uninsured people into the ranks of the civilized world. >> and as the president promised, also not only is he going to put 30 million people on the rolls for health care, it's also going to save us money. so it tastes great, willie, and it's less filling. >> i don't know how he's going to pull that off. >> i don't know how you pull it off. but he said it, and i believe it. that settles it. >> how does the most industrialized country in the world -- it's saying that those two things are compatible. my god. >> why don't you move to luxembourg? >> i'm actually thinking about that. >> that would be awesome. >> yeah. >>
. state law requires homes with an attached garage to have those detectors. very important lesson to learn there. >>> what about when it comes to that forecast? pretty foggy start, christina. >> yeah, indeed, laura, good morning to you. we have some really thick pockets of fog right at the surface this morning and that is reducing your visibility, particularly along the north end of the peninsula and into the north bay. we're also noticing some thick pockets as that fog creeps through the delta this morning, that tule fog. as we head throughout the day, highs will be comfortable. sdmechb livermore, 65 in fairfield, 66 right here in san francisco. if you're sick of the sunshine, and you probably are, we've got a lot of rain on the way this week. wednesday, thursday, friday, the heaviest rain anticipated and then saturday, subbnday the tai end of a third system swings through and that will keep us in an on and off showery pattern all weekend long. >>> if you don't like sunshine or like seeing the road, then today's the day for you. here's 92, westbound on the right side as that fog rolled in
that basically put the president above the law, above the courts, but as far as any talk with the opposition go, opposition figures say that's out of the question and there's going to be no dialog until that decree is revoked and they are he' planning a million man march, a protest for tuesday, harris. >> harris: wow, a million man. quickly before i let you go, steve, in the past when we saw revolution in that country a year and a half or so ago, we saw police forces, we saw military intervention. what is the latest on authorities there on the ground? >> right now it's just been police forces on the ground and really a back and forth on a low level with the protests. the real concern is and some opposition figures have raised this concern is that the military might intervene if things get out of control and that's something that people are worried about. we've seen the military push in large cinder blocks to try to limit the violence so far, harris. >> harris: steve harrigan streaming live from cairo, thank you very much, steve. here at home, americans waiting and watching to see if our officia
of the -- one of the underpinnings is a rules-based system. a respect for the rule of law. in addition to accountability to the people who elect you. canada has tremendous attachment and affection and over the largest part of the arctic. there are certain special obligations that come with that, stored ship of the environment. we have enormous interest in our own resources and our people. 40% of canadian land mass is above the 50th parallel, yet we only health -- have 100,000 of our people living there. is an enormous challenge, obligation, even to continue to exert the sovereignty. you mentioned a search and rescue. at this time of year, but there are 24 hours a day and temperatures plummet below 50 degrees celsius. you have open waters and changes that are born to create a lot of challenges because more people are simply going to go there and more countries have exerted or expressed an interest. you mentioned china. there are many others who want to be a part of this arctic council. to your question about the obligation to, i think it comes back to people playing by the rules and res
lawmakers will interviews a new voter i.d. law. in ohio, they are limiting abortion rights and defund planned parenthood. new anti-abortion rights are coming in wisconsin as well, where the state's governor, scott walker, also wants to scale back voting registration. >> states across the nation have real problems because the vast majority have poll workers who are working 12 hour days and most are retirees and it's difficult for them to handle the folks that come at the last minute. it would be much better if it was done in advance of election day. >> better for who? republicans? what are these people doing? voter suppression that alienates minorities, that alienates women. this is the kind of thing that led to losing the election. senator john mccain went on fox news yesterday. and while he didn't say much that i agreed with, he did say this. >> there is no doubt what so oh ever that the demographics are not on our side and we are going to have to give a much more positive agenda. and as far as young women are concerned, i don't think anybody like me, i can state my position on abort
. frankly, i think it would be harder to have a compromise on son-in-law of the entitlement reform that republicans want to see, at least some movement before they will agree before this talk of raising taxes will be anything more than the lip service that you mentioned. >> okay. so ken is suggesting there it's in republicans' interests to do a deal now. jared, the white house is warning today, and you mentioned it earlier, of dire consequences if the bush tax cuts for the middle class expire. a hit to consumer spending something like four times the revenue of black friday. jared, do you think that republicans would risk that kind of disaster to protect the top 2% who frankly can afford to pay a little bit more. >> i fear there is a significant bloc of republicans in the house who, frankly, might make that kind of a terrible deal for america, and you teed it up exactly right. you're talking about middle class households at risk of a couple thousand dollars increase in their tax liability if the bush tax cuts expire for them. this is the 98% of households that everyone agrees on. an
that he makes or any laws that he imposes until a new parliament is formed. reza sayah is in cairo this morning. let's start with mohamed morsi, please. >> yeah, good morning, soledad. a few thousand protesters still here in south tahrir squares, especially those who camped out over the past several days, still seeing some clashes. most of them triggered by what seem to be teenagers and twenty somethings out here looking for trouble. we also saw our first fatality of the protest last night on sunday in a northern city where a 15-year-old member of the muslim brotherhood youth movement was clubbed to death. at this point the brotherhood doesn't seem to be using that fatality as a rallying cry to shore up support. but at the same time, it doesn't seem to be any indication that this conflict is coming to an end any time soon. the leaders of the opposition faction continue to demand mr. morsi to rescind his decrees. we just spoke to one of his senior advisers a couple of hours ago. he wants dialogue with the leading opposition factions. he didn't say anything about these decrees today.
of whether the duck stamp tax should be set by law by congress or given to the member of the present staff to set at whatever level he wants was discussed. and senator boxer agreed with those who shared the view that we shouldn't be delegating the power to an unelected cabinet person to set taxes in the united states of america. you can set duck stamp under this bill at any level he wants to set it at. that's not good. this is constitutional. i really feel strongly about it. congress must never cede its power to tax to a single person not even accountable or any other entity; u.n. or any other entity. the constitution gives congress the power to tax and only the congress the power to tax. that could easily be fixed. not a problem there. it's always been argued that the point of order is only technical. don't worry about this point of order. it's only technical because the new spending in it is paid for. how? by tax increases. so the budget control act drafted, as you know, 18, 15 months ago and the budget laws of this senate understand this argument. this is not a new argument. they knew t
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